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June 25, 2016

white privileged socially democratic republicans

Filed under: General — Xero @ 1:24 am

I wrote my article, middle american libertarian mind rot nearly a year ago, at a time where Donald Trump and Gary Johnson weren’t even a twinkle in the stars in the sky. However, what I never imagined is just how bad it was about to become…

It goes deep too. Even in a crowd of skeptics and rationalists, you can still pick out the occasional libertarian anti-intellectualist, and I just can’t fathom how you can be so split-brained, but I guess it’s kind of like being a liberal christian or a christian scientist or any of those other almost-oxymorons. However, the Trump crowd takes all the religious crap and all the anti-intellectualism crap and bakes it into one cake. The libertarians are usually strictly the latter, and the main thing now is some new theme that american’s are somehow paying for the health care and/or social programs of our allies, by giving them some notion of military support, but we should really be “spending it at home”

Okay, what. I mean. The latter half is true to some extent, but the former half is borderline batshit insane. It’s like, because we’re too stupid to do what’s right for ourselves, and implement a proper single payer health care system, we need to pretend everyone else is just being unrealistic and riding off our backs, and now it’s time to drag them back down to our shitty level. Great job, america.

Lowering taxes and destroying social programs is not some magic fix for all of lives problems, and unregulated capitalism creates class inequality and giant corporate monopolies that control the government. Wait, what’s communism all about? Isn’t that when the government runs the corporations? Well, now that line certainly hasn’t become blurred any!? You go far enough authoritarian right and apparently you swing back around to the authoritarian left! Hating on socialism my ass….they wouldn’t know what the word means if it fell out of the sky and hit them in the head.

Yet, what persists is pandering to this “red scare” pseudo-mccarthyism anti-socialist sentiment that the right-wing has been spewing without any factual basis for the past who knows how many years. It’s a bunch of rightest propaganda, and it’s completely missing the point.

This notion that health care and other social programs just creates a society of freeloaders is bullshit, and it’s been proven to work just fine in nearly the rest of the civilized word. However, just a little bit of xenophobia, throw in some naughty muslims, and well, now you’ve got just cause to just pretend it all doesn’t exist, and we can throw all these countries under the bus, because look, there socialism couldn’t have existed without US, OUR failed system is what let THEM succeed. We couldn’t just take responsibility for failing to take care of our own people, that’d be too easy.

Let’s just let our white ass privilege overrule any sense of logic and reason, and our work-paid insurance is surely good enough for me! I work for it, I deserve it. That sick dying person who can’t work anymore and lost their job and coverage? Well, they should have had a backup plan and better coverage! That’ll never happen to me….Right?

I don’t know who you hedge your bets with, but the libertarian party can go get a fucking clue. And the Trump supporters, I’m about ready to propose we send them to the sun, since they are all seemingly ready to usher in the apocalypse anyway.

June 8, 2016

Bi is the new straight part 2: Transgenderism as a medical fad

Filed under: General — Xero @ 12:57 am

So, with recent stories about transgender males winning sports competitions, besides the human cock fighting being stupid, it brings up the issue of whether this is “fair.” Well, sports are never fair, we can’t clone people and have their clones compete. Sports competitions are useless entertainment, it’s like gambling, how long will this person’s body hold up, are they in peak condition, how is their training, will they trip and fall, it’s basically a joke, but people are very entertained by it for some reason…

All of this starts to get me wondering if physical transgenderism is putting a bandaid on psychological issues. like should we really be putting underage minors on hormone therapy and crap? I don’t know.

I’ve always been on the fence since i think people should be able to do what they want, but i mean, i feel like we’re trying too hard to pretend that genetically male people on hormones are somehow female when they never truly physically can be regardless of how they “feel.”

Then you get into chimeraism and hermaphrodites and all these weird fucking exceptions and it just makes the whole issue more bizarre. sexual reassignment for ambiguously gendered people used to be controversial and there was a huge movement to stop doing it to underage kids, but somehow if an otherwise normal kid decides it’s okay for themselves to have hormones/surgery, it’s okay to do it to them now. I don’t know. I really don’t know that it is.

i do wonder if society is being, almost too encouraging of the “solutions” to people who feel the other gender. like oh yeah we can fix that for ya, here’s a pill and if ya want we’ll plastic surgery ya up too. like this is the plastic surgery / pill fix for the problem. it’s like saying oh you’re depressed, here’s a zoloft. I don’t think that’s how this works, do these people really get any satisfaction from this? I’ve seen studies saying they usually aren’t any happier….

it’s a modern notion too, which further proves this “physical conversation” aspect has mental roots. i don’t mean that it’s genetic or not, it certainly could be genetic, what I mean is that you couldn’t just decide to have hormone therapy and surgery 200+ yrs ago. it didn’t exist. in fact – the notion of that wouldn’t have even been in your mind because society wouldn’t have put it there yet. we are very much creating part of this phenomena, and you better believe our for-profit medical system is taking every dime to the bank.

our country is obsessed with genital surgery, if you’re male and born here you’re lucky if you escape the knife, and it’s sad that america hasn’t caught up with the rest of the world on that one too. you better believe there’s profit motives all around.

here’s a whole new take: You could argue that psychologists used to classify homosexuality as a disorder and how is this any different – well, it isn’t, the angle is just wrong. The only difference is there wasn’t a doctor trying to sell them hormone pills and a sex change…but people HAVE tried to convert gays straight, people will try to convert people who feel the other gender, into the other gender, but neither truly ever works, does it….psychology might need some more research in this area for sure but i don’t think mankind has invented any working “fixes” as of yet. Isn’t “first do no harm” a big part of medicine? Stop this hormone and surgery bullshit, this is bad medicine all around.

see, I flipped it around from normal, since normally it’d be the psychologists job to try and “convert them normal”, but now with reassignment surgeries, it’s “to convert them to what they think is normal for them” but in reality what their job should be is to make them happy with who they are in the present, whether they do the surgery or not shouldn’t even be on the table.

P.S. Oh and by the way, who gives a fuck what bathroom people use. Per gender bathrooms are dumb anyway. Just build unisex bathrooms with separate doors instead of single bathrooms with crappy stalls (pun intended.) AKA Euro-style bathrooms. Those are way nicer anyway.

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